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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

**FILE** Palestinians burn a U.S. flag during a protest against the movie, "Innocence of Muslims," near the United Nations office in Gaza City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Muslim anger over perceived Western insults to Islam has exploded several times, most recently in Tuesday's attacks against U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East in which U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

YouTube ordered to remove anti-Muslim film

A U.S. appeals court in San Francisco has ordered Google to remove from YouTube "Innocence of Muslims," the anti-Islam film the Obama administration initially blamed for the 2012 killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Published February 26, 2014

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2013, file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez attends a pretrial court hearing in Fall River, Mass. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-professional football player from Boston who was dating the sister of Hernandez's girlfriend. Police wrote in a June 28, 2013 search warrant application that there was probable cause to believe that Hernandez was driving a vehicle used in a separate double slaying of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, in Boston, and "may have been the shooter." (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)

Aaron Hernandez attacks jail inmate: report

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who is currently behind bars on murder charges, reportedly attacked another inmate at the jail where he's being held. Published February 25, 2014

In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 photo, an Indian man moves out of the way of a leopard in the northern Indian city of Meerut, India. Forestry officials and police armed with tranquilizer darts searched for a leopard that injured six people in the northern Indian city, creating panic and driving people indoors, police said Tuesday. (AP Photo)

Leopard wreaks havoc on Indian town, injuring 7

A leopard terrorized the northern Indian city of Meerut on Sunday, injuring 7 people and escaping animal control several times before disappearing into the forest. Published February 25, 2014